The BEST Episodes of MINDHUNTER

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 5, 2019

Network: Netflix

In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters.

Episode 9

#1 - Episode 9

Season 2 - Episode 9

The investigation zeroes in on a prime suspect who proves surprisingly adept at manipulating a volatile situation to his advantage.

star 8.22
1,194 votes
Directors: Carl Franklin
Writers:
Episode 10

#2 - Episode 10

Season 1 - Episode 10

The team cracks under pressure from an in-house review. Holden's bold style elicits a confession but puts his career, relationships and health at risk.

star 8.19
2,678 votes
Directors: David Fincher
Writers: Joe Penhall, Jennifer Haley
Episode 8

#3 - Episode 8

Season 2 - Episode 8

Red tape hinders Holden's plan to narrow his suspect pool. A weary and heartsick Bill tries to connect with his son. Wendy rethinks her relationship.

star 8.09
1,179 votes
Directors: Carl Franklin
Writers: Courtenay Miles
Episode 5

#4 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5

Bill's devastating family situation spills over during his interview with Holden's holy-grail subject: Charles Manson. Wendy's new romance heats up.

star 8.07
1,218 votes
Directors: Andrew Dominik
Writers: Courtenay Miles
Episode 4

#5 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4

Holden develops a controversial profile in the Atlanta slayings. Wendy conducts her first interview and finds being on the front lines suits her well.

star 8.00
1,262 votes
Directors: Andrew Dominik
Writers:
Episode 2

#6 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2

To glean insight into the elusive BTK killer, Bill and Holden interview the Son of Sam, who makes a startling admission.

star 7.94
1,306 votes
Directors: David Fincher
Writers: Doug Jung, Joshua Donen, Courtenay Miles
Episode 7

#7 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7

Hitting a dead end, Holden suggests a bold plan to draw the killer out. Bill's family faces more scrutiny. Wendy chafes as her job begins to shift.

star 7.87
1,189 votes
Directors: Carl Franklin
Writers: Courtenay Miles
Episode 5

#8 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5

Holden and Bill return to a perplexing case in Pennsylvania where a set of clues leading in multiple directions leaves no shortage of suspects.

star 7.87
2,859 votes
Directors: Tobias Lindholm
Writers: Jennifer Haley
Episode 9

#9 - Episode 9

Season 1 - Episode 9

Holden's methods during a disturbing interview with mass murderer Richard Speck create dissension among the team and kick off an internal FBI probe.

star 7.86
2,602 votes
Directors: David Fincher
Writers: Carly Wray, Jennifer Haley
Episode 6

#10 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6

The FBI officially sends the BSU to Atlanta to investigate the missing and murdered children. Wendy second-guesses her interview methods.

star 7.85
1,212 votes
Directors: Carl Franklin
Writers: Courtenay Miles
Episode 4

#11 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4

Bill and Holden consult with Wendy to begin classifying their subjects. They receive surprising news.

star 7.82
3,000 votes
Directors: Asif Kapadia
Writers: Joe Penhall, Dominic Orlando
Episode 3

#12 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3

Bill gets drawn into a horrifying crime that hits close to home. Holden receives an intriguing offer while in Atlanta to interview a pair of killers.

star 7.80
1,250 votes
Directors: David Fincher
Writers: Courtenay Miles
Episode 2

#13 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2

Holden interviews the eerily articulate murderer Ed Kemper, but his research provokes negative feedback at the Bureau.

star 7.79
3,592 votes
Directors: David Fincher
Writers: Joe Penhall
Episode 3

#14 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3

Dr. Wendy Carr joins Holden and Bill in their first success, when their insights lead to an arrest.

star 7.76
3,207 votes
Directors: Asif Kapadia
Writers: Joe Penhall, Ruby Rae Spiegel
Episode 7

#15 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7

Wendy takes a career risk to relocate and join the team full time. Holden and Bill find it harder to keep the emotional intensity of work at bay.

star 7.74
2,717 votes
Directors: Andrew Douglas
Writers: Joe Penhall, Jennifer Haley
Episode 8

#16 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8

Bill and Wendy interview candidates for a fourth member of the team. Holden is intrigued by complaints about a school principal's odd habit.

star 7.73
2,651 votes
Directors: Andrew Douglas
Writers: Erin Levy, Jennifer Haley
Episode 1

#17 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1

Amid sweeping changes at the BSU, Holden deals with severe repercussions from his close encounter with Ed Kemper.

star 7.71
1,402 votes
Directors: David Fincher
Writers: Doug Jung, Joshua Donen, Courtenay Miles
Episode 6

#18 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6

Wendy considers an offer. Holden and Bill struggle to communicate the meaning of their findings to the judicial system in the baffling Altoona case.

star 7.70
2,817 votes
Directors: Tobias Lindholm
Writers: Joe Penhall, Tobias Lindholm
Episode 1

#19 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1

In 1977, frustrated FBI hostage negotiator Holden Ford finds an unlikely ally in veteran agent Bill Tench and begins studying a new class of murderer.

star 7.39
4,395 votes
Directors: David Fincher
Writers: Joe Penhall